When I first started prepping, the last thing on my mind was purchasing wheat for long term storage. Heck, what was I going to do with 100 pounds of wheat … Read More
Interested in Survival Gear?
Welcome to our guide to the best survival gear planning and reviews. With so much to choose from out there it can be hard to decide just what you need to make it through those hard times. From finding the best multi tool to putting together your bug out bag, you will find what you need to get started and expand your preps right here!
Don’t forget to read up what clothing and footwear you need to consider to get through in your unique climate and be sure to brush up on the current offerings of personal water filters out there that can provide thousands of gallons of lifesaving water for you and your family.
Tools & Weapons
Having the right tools and also being prepared to defend yourself and your family are important. From the best multi tool to picking out a non lethal weapon, you will find something to suit your situation in these posts.
Fire & Cooking
Not everyone is used to cooking very often or even having to get a fire going. Our guide to rocket stoves and our post on firestarters is a good way to get started.
Clothing & Footwear
Just because clothing and footwear is plentiful now doesn’t mean it will be in a long emergency. Having the right clothing for your climate and for different seasons is crucial regardless if you are planning on staying in place or bugging out.
General & Misc
A lightweight and portable filter is something everyone should have. Our guides can help you find the right ones.
Bug Out & EDC Bags
Creating a bug out bag is one of the first things a lot of preppers do. There are a lot of pre put together options you can buy to get started and then add on to or you can budget a little at a time and build your own custom bag.
We can also show you how to put together an every day carry bag that can help out if you find yourself in a situation on your commute, at work, or running errands.
Gas Masks & Biological Defense
Do you have a gas mask? If not you should consider having at least a breathing mask for protection against airborne pathogens and biological weapons. Our guide to the best gas masks offers a lot of approachable options.
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Today I am pleased to announce the winners of last month’s LifeStraw giveaway. There were 258 eligible entries and a ton of really great responses to the two questions I posed. … Read More
In recent months, I have been adding a number of small, inexpensive items to my existing cache of survival gear. I have added flashlights (Blocklite’s in particular), paracord, mini-tools, and … Read More
It must be a guy thing. One knife is never enough and neither are two or three. Most men that I know have a collection of blades, each serving a … Read More
I first learned about the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter a year ago when one of the readers of Backdoor Survival sent me an email extoling its virtues. Although it sounded cool and the price (under $20) was right, I did not bother to test one myself. After all, I already had a Berkey Sport bottle, a Nalgene water bottle and some water purification tabs in my pack. I was all set.
Or so I thought.
During my recent trip to Alaska, I decided to carry along a LifeStraw and use it for some field testing. After all, what better place to stick a straw in the water and drink than a beautiful Alaskan glacial pond or stream?
The concept of a meal in a pouch is not new. For years, military organizations have contracted to have “Meals Ready to Eat” (or MREs) made for distribution to hungry soldiers in the field when a mess kitchen was unavailable.
The evolution of military grade MREs from the 1960’s era to now has resulted in light weight pouches that contain a complete meal sealed into a tidy packet. A typical MRE contains a main course, side dish, bread, dessert, and flameless ration heater. There will also be a napkin, eating utensil and condiments such as salt and pepper. True U.S. military MREs are well marked with the designation “U.S. Government Property, Commercial Resale is Unlawful” although this is a misnomer since there are no laws that forbid the resale of MREs.
Sometimes it can be the simple things that will stop you in your tracks when it comes to getting things done. On today’s Survival Friday, Above Average Joe shares three dirt cheap tools that can save you time and hassle when working with your food and water storage.
How often have your been warned to print out copies of all of your survival and prepping manuals because when the grid is down, the batteries on your electronic gizmos will run down, making them useless?
Personally, I have shunned from printing out my survival and prepping reference material. Why? Well first of all, if bugging out, I would rather carry food, water and first aid supplies on my back than a pile of paper. And second? There are ways to charge the gizmos without power. Today I review the amazing SunVolt Power Station.
When it comes to understanding electricity, my mind tends to blank out when it gets to the point where I have to determine volts, amps, amp-hours, voltage under load and … Read More
A review of the mini-sentry trip alarm, an inexpensive device that can be used to scare off intruders.
How would you stay clean and take care of personal hygiene matters if the grid was down and there was not running water?
Today I review the No-Rinse line of personal hygiene products.
Basic information about the attributes of a survival knife plus a review of the Ontario ASEK Survival System. Also suggestions for other survival knifes.